Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:50pm
Arlington school board members say they have no desire for teachers to bring concealed guns to class and instead are focusing on measures such as new surveillance cameras and door buzzers to improve security at elementary schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:49pm
Arson is suspected in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne overnight and may force it to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, authorities said. The blaze followed a series of bomb threats at the school that stopped about two weeks ago, said Fire Chief Daniel Kortan.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:46pm
Longview Elementary School, at 12th Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix, Ariz., was evacuated after administrators received a phone call about a bomb threat on Thursday. Students were momentarily moved to Montecito Community School, which was closed down two years ago and is still maintained by Osborn School District.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:21am
Lawmakers are likely to scale back controversial legislation Tuesday that would have made Indiana the first state in the nation to require every public school to have an armed staff member or security guard.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:34pm
School safety legislation that would provide crisis training for school employees who are authorized to carry concealed handguns on campus was approved Thursday by the Texas Senate Education Committee.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:23am
The NRA is amping up the gun control debate a week before Congress plans to reconvene to consider gun legislation on the Senate floor. In a NRA-funded report outlined by former Republican Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson, its main component recommended using federal money to place armed guards in every school in America, citing evidence that turned out to be distorted or false.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:57am
Legislation that would require at least one teacher, principal or other school staff member to carry a gun in every public or charter school in Indiana appears to be raising eyebrows at the highest levels. And while security experts, parents, and teachers acknowledge the need for security, questions about training remain a big issue.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:29pm
The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry a firearm.